NY Couple Furloughed for Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine Over Pregnancy Concerns

NY Couple Furloughed for Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine Over Pregnancy Concerns

A New York couple has filed a lawsuit with the Queens Supreme Court after both were furloughed from their catering jobs for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine, citing unknown effects on conception and pregnancy. Jisserlin Reyes, 33, and Sandra Balbin, 36, planned to conceive via artificial insemination. Balbin said that the company already required wearing masks, […]

Mandatory Vaccination Lawsuit by Houston Methodist Hospital Employees Dismissed

Mandatory Vaccination Lawsuit by Houston Methodist Hospital Employees Dismissed

In a year in which medical workers have been praised using the popular phrase “health care heroes,” many of these workers find themselves being threatened with suspension or termination for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine. Following suspension of 178 employees, a federal court judge in Texas has dismissed a lawsuit in which 117 employees of Houston […]

Former FDA Chief Stephen Hahn Joins Venture Capital Firm Behind Moderna COVID Vaccine

Former FDA Chief Stephen Hahn Joins Venture Capital Firm Behind Moderna COVID Vaccine

Stephen Hahn, MD, who served as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from Dec. 17, 2019 through Jan. 20, 2021, has been hired by Flagship Pioneering Co.—the venture capital firm that launched biotechnology Moderna, Inc., maker of the experimental mRNA-1273 COVID-19 biologic currently being distributed in the United States under an emergency […]

Mandating a Novel Vaccine is a Novel Legal Issue

Mandating a Novel Vaccine is a Novel Legal Issue

The emergency use authorization (EUA) granted to vaccine manufacturers by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow experimental COVID-19 vaccines to be distributed to the U.S. population states that the product is “an investigational vaccine not licensed for any indication” and requires that all “promotional material relating to the COVID-19 Vaccine clearly and […]

NIH Begins Testing Mixed COVID-19 Vaccine Schedules

NIH Begins Testing Mixed COVID-19 Vaccine Schedules

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that it has begun an early stage Phase 1/2 clinical trial to examining what happens when an adult who is fully vaccinated with one type of COVID-19 vaccine, is given a different booster vaccine from another manufacturer three to four months later.1 Currently, there are three […]

Probable Link Found Between Pfizer’s COVID Shot and Heart Inflammation

Probable Link Found Between Pfizer’s COVID Shot and Heart Inflammation

On June 2, 2021, the Israeli Ministry of Health announced that it believes there is a “probable link” between Pfizer/BioNTech’s experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) BNT162b2 biologic for COVID-19 and dozens of cases of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart) in Israel—mostly in males between 16-30 years of age. According to an epidemiological study undertaken by a […]

Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Being Tested on Babies

Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Being Tested on Babies

Story Highlights An eight-month-old baby is the youngest person in the world to have been fully vaccinated with two doses of Pfizer’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had previously granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the experimental COVID vaccines for use in adults and has recently expanded its authorization to […]

With Little Safety Data, CDC Recommends Pfizer COVID Vaccine for 12-Year-Old Children

With Little Safety Data, CDC Recommends Pfizer COVID Vaccine for 12-Year-Old Children

Opinion | I monitor meetings of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC). On May 10, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) granted Pfizer/BioNTech to distribute its experimental mRNA vaccine in […]

Women Report Menstrual Irregularities After COVID-19 Vaccination

Women Report Menstrual Irregularities After COVID-19 Vaccination

From the start of the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) vaccines rollout, many women around the world have expressed concerns about the effects of COVID-19 vaccines on the female reproductive system.1 Recently, women in the United States have reported changes in their menstrual cycles after getting an EUA COVID-19 vaccine.2 3  4 Clinical Trials Did not […]